NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–If, technologically speaking, the most commonly used symbol is @, the most commonly used three letters must be www.
Using both, the Sunday school group of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention has established a presence on the world wide web, with the introduction of www.lifewaysundayschool.com
With this new site, LifeWay’s Sunday school group has created a one-stop resource with the most up-to-date information about “Sunday School for a New Century,” the Sunday school curriculum that will be available beginning with the Fall 2000 quarter.
On the site, samples of the new curriculum can be seen in an area called “Preview New Resources.” They can only be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader, so with a click, visitors can download the Acrobat Reader at no charge. After getting the free download, another click of the mouse brings up a sample lesson for any of the age groups–preschool, children, youth or adult.
In another area, visitors can find “Sunday [email protected],” a column by Sunday school division director Bill Taylor. He gives real life examples of how churches are implementing the five strategic principles of Sunday School for a New Century: foundational evangelism, foundational discipleship, family responsibility, spiritual transformation and biblical leadership.
In the “Quick Tips for Sunday School” area, visitors will discover practical tips for leading preschoolers, children, youth and adults to get the most out of their Sunday school experience. There is also an area addressing general Sunday school leadership.
In a section called “Well, not exactly …,” LifeWay Sunday School for a New Century leaders answer questions, clearing up misconceptions people may have about the new strategy.
In an area called “New Curriculum Choices” visitors can read about the options available for preschool, children, youth, young adult, adult and special education.
In the “Tools for Implementation” area, visitors can find out about leadership resources to help them use the curriculum. Some of the resources are sale items that can be ordered online. Others are free downloadable files that can help implement Sunday school in a local ministry setting.
In a “Frequently Asked Questions” section in the “Contact Us” area, a number of questions concerning Sunday School for a New Century are answered. There is even an area where a key word can be typed in and information is presented on the screen concerning that topic.
Finally, the “Contact Us” area allows visitors to e-mail their own questions and comments to be read by and answered by a real live person. Within a few minutes, an automated response will be sent back to the person submitting the question, giving an approximate time an answer can be expected.